- 1. Selective death or survival of fetuses of different genotypes depending on immunologic incompatibility with the mother. 2. The survival of certain cells depending on their surface antigenicity.
* * *im·mu·no·se·lec·tion -sə-'lek-shən n selection of cell lines on the basis of their resistance to attack by antibodies and T cells sensitized for cell-mediated immunity <\immunoselection of cell variants>
* * *im·mu·no·se·lec·tion (im″u-no-sə-lekґshən) the survival of certain cell lines attributable to their having the least surface antigenicity and thus the least susceptibility to antibody and/or immune lymphoid cells.
Medical dictionary. 2011.